Community Theatre

Miranda’s Wicked Creative Team

Miranda Musical Society presents Wicked at Sutherland Entertainment Centre from March 22 to 26, 2017. The creative team of Director Tim Dennis, Musical Director Andrew Howie and Choreographer Craig Nhobbs chat about the joys and challenges of staging perhaps the world’s most ‘popular’ musical.

When did you first see Wicked and what was your initial reaction to the show?

Once Upon A Mattress – Fairytale Musical for Koorliny

WHAT do you get when you mix one pea, 20 mattresses and a princess-to-be named Fred?

A raucous, romantic and melodic spin on the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Princess and the Pea, playing at the Koorliny Arts Centre this April.

Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Adam Salathiel, Once Upon A Mattress is a whimsical musical comedy adaptation by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer.

The Bold, The Young, and the Murdered

Bankstown Theatre Company are bringing this high camp, hysterical murder mystery to its audiences as it ticks all the boxes for fans of soap operas, murder mysteries and comedy.

Written by Don Zolidis, The Bold, the Young and the Murdered is a comedy/mystery that pokes fun at soap operas and the actors who appear on them. It’s also both a murder mystery with an ending that will surprise even the best mystery sleuths, and a play within a play as the actors interact with one another on and off camera.  

Rockdale Opera Company Announces International Star José Carbó as Co-Patron

Rockdale Opera Company has recently had the great fortune of appointing another Patron, no less than internationally renowned baritone and OA favourite José Carbó. Jose is now co-patron of the Company, along with his good friend Daniel Sumegi, who is another world-renowned opera singer. Both these epically talented men had their operatic beginnings on the stage of Rockdale Town Hall, singing for Rockdale Opera Company in numerous productions.

Miranda Gets WICKED

Miranda Musical Society will be Sydney’s first community theatre company to bring to the stage one of the most popular musical theatre productions of all time. In March, Sutherland Entertainment Centre will play host to a big budget, spectacular production of WICKED.  

Cosi’s Mayhem and Music for Lane Cove

What happens when you take a manic depressive, a junkie, a mute, an overeater, a doped-up musician, an obsessive compulsive and a pyromaniac and try to get them to perform a Mozart opera?

The answer is COSI, the popular Australian semi-autobiographical play by Louis Nowra (writer of Sunrise, Radiance, The Golden Age among other Australian classics), to be presented on Sydney’s lower North Shore by Lane Cove Theatre Company from April 6 – 9, 2017.

2016 CAT Awards

A school teacher and a community theatre company which raised 1.5 million dollars for charity took out the biggest awards at the 22nd annual CAT awards.

Formerly known as The Canberra Area Theatre Awards (now just CAT) the ceremony took place outside the ACT for the first time (Feb 18).

The annual celebration of community theatre, dance and high school theatre took place at the Dubbo Civic Centre.

Calvin Berger – Musical Twist on Cyrano for Perth

A HIP and hilarious musical loosely based on the timeless play Cyrano de Bergerac will groove up the stage at Western Australia's Roleystone Theatre in March 2017.

Written by Barry Wyner and directed by Madeleine Shaw and Tyler Eldridge, Calvin Berger is a story of unrequited feelings, love notes and physical insecurity among four high school students.

Butterflies are Free at Arts Theatre Cronulla

Arts Theatre Cronulla presents Butterflies are Free by Leonard Gershe from February 17, their first production for 2017.

The King and I for Rockdale

Rockdale Musical Society presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I from 3-12 March 2017 at Rockdale Town Hall.

The production features a cast of almost 60 actors, singers and dancers – including 26 children - as well as a full orchestra, all set in the 19th century royal palace of Bangkok.

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